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  1. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban turning into a criminal enterprise, UN monitors report

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:01am by Reuters, AFP

    ... Agencies Taliban relies on extortion, drugs and illegal mining to cement its grip, UN monitors report Militant mullahs making millions from crime The Taliban's reliance on extortion ... Afghan security officials as estimating that the Taliban extracts about US$8 million a month from the southern province of Kandahar alone through drugs, extortion and illegal mining. ...

  2. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Security contractor's employees drunk and on drugs in leaked video

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Leaked Afghan video allegedly shows security contractor's employees intoxicated Army firm in the dock over drink and drugs A private security company working for the US government in Afghanistan is in hot water after a video surfaced allegedly showing several of its employees drunk and on drugs, US broadcaster ABC reported. The video ...

  3. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan police burn 24 tonnes of narcotics on outskirts of Kabul

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Kabul

    ... Associated Press in Kabul Police burn 24 tonnes of illegal drugs Afghan counternarcotics police poured petrol on more than 24 tonnes of narcotics and other illegal substances, then set the pile ablaze on the outskirts of Kabul, officials said. Afghan authorities said the drugs, drug-making chemicals and alcohol were seized in and around the capital during the past nine months. ...

  4. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan opium cultivation hits record high

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 04:16pm by AFP

    ... this year, the UN drugs agency UNODC said in its annual report on Afghanistan, while production of opium, the main ingredient in heroin, jumped almost 50 per cent compared with last year. Farmers may ... value of opium production increased by almost a third. Together with profits made by drug traffickers, the total value of the opium economy within Afghanistan was significantly higher, ...

  5. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Captured British dog of war paraded in Taliban propaganda video

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 09:45am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... to find drugs. In Afghanistan, dogs are often used to search compounds that might be rigged with explosives before humans move in. The use of dogs in combat missions has been one of the grievances ...

  6. News - China - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan president Hamid Karzai meets China leaders amid security concerns

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 06:00pm by AP

    ... and strengthen cooperation against terrorism, illegal immigration and drug trafficking. The pullout of US and other Nato forces from Afghanistan next year has raised concerns in Beijing over a possible ...

  7. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    US soldier accused of Afghan killings to appear at pre-trial hearing

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 05:32pm by Reutes in Seattle

    ... on the hearing. Bales was bound over for court martial in December and faces 16 murder charges, as well as other charges, including attempted murder, assault and drug and alcohol counts. The soldier’s ...

  8. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Nerves and distrust underpin Afghan insider threat

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 02:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Cop Baraki Barak

    ... officer to put his weapon away. They then explained that the officer was high on drugs, an all-too-common affliction. “To them that explained his behaviour, but it made me a little bit more ...



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